Make Census 2020 Count! – NALEO Educational Fund

With Latinos now the nation’s second largest population group and one out of every six Americans, full and accurate data about the Latino community are critical for our country’s economic, social and civic well-being.

What is the Census?

Our future prosperity and well-being depend upon the quality of the information collected by the Census Bureau about our population and infrastructure. Census data guides a wide range of decisions made in the public and private sectors that affect the lives of all Americans. The data are used to ensure the effective allocation of billions of dollars in federal, state and local funding. Local and state officials rely upon Census data to show where new schools, roads, and other public facilities should be built, just as businesses look to the Census to help them determine where the necessary workforce or consumer base exists to support production and sales facilities. Without the Census Bureau having the necessary resources our nation will not be able to capture an accurate and cost-efficient portrait of the Latino community and all communities of color in Census 2020, which means an ineffective allocation of resources and funds.

The quality of the 2020 Census is already in imminent danger, because the Census Bureau has delayed or canceled a number of planned activities due to uncertainty about its budget. Cost overruns, and ultimately, a less-accurate Census, will follow if the agency is not able to quickly resume preparatory efforts such as in-office address canvassing tests, advertising and community partnership-building.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Briefing: The State of Census 2020 for Latinos

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Census 2020 Webinars

July, 2019

Update on Census 2020 State of Affairs

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April, 2019

SCOTUS Hearing on 2020 Census Citizenship Question

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April, 2018

Democracy at Risk: The State of 2020 Census and Latinos

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March, 2018

Update from Arturo Vargas on Possible Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

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February, 2018

2020 Census-Ensuring an Accurate Count of the Nation’s Latinos

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Webinar Resource: NEF 2020 Census: Ensuring Accurate Count of the Nation’s Latinos

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Policy Briefs

The Census Bureau’s Proposed “Combined Question” Approach Offers Promise for Collecting More Accurate Data on Hispanic Origin and Race, but Some Questions Remain

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State Fact Sheets

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Press Releases

July 11, 2019
President Donald J. Trump Backing Away From Citizenship Question Effort Marks Win for Latino Community, Democracy and Nation

June 28, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Temporarily Halt Citizenship Question from Moving Forward Marks Victory for Census 2020, Latino Community and Democracy

June 18, 2019
NALEO to Address Census 2020 Issues in Miami Following Comments from U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott in Support of Citizenship Question

May 30, 2019
New Evidence Shows Efforts to Thwart Latino Political Progress Drove Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census 2020

May 22, 2019
New Report from National Latino Commission on Census 2020 Finds Upcoming Decennial Count in Serious Jeopardy

May 15, 2019
New Report from National Latino Commission on Census 2020 to Outline Recommendations for Full Count of Latinos

April 30, 2019
NALEO Educational Fund Launches ¡Hazme Contar! Campaign to Ensure Latino Children Get Counted in Census 2020

April 23, 2019
Citizenship Question Case Marks Milestone Moment for U.S. Supreme Court and Latino Community

March 28, 2019
NALEO Educational Fund and ¡Hágase Contar! Campaign Partners Hold Events Across Country for April 1st National Census Day of Action

March 19, 2019
NALEO Educational Fund to Convene National Latino Commission on Census 2020 in Columbus

March 8, 2019
NALEO Convenes Latino Policymakers for “Make Census 2020 Count” Advocacy Day

March 7, 2019
NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security

January 24, 2019
NALEO Opposes Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

June 28, 2018
National Latino Commission on Census 2020 Announced

June 27, 2018
New Memo Shows U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Misled Congress and Public about Decision to Add Citizenship Question

June 13, 2018
Acting U.S. Census Bureau Director Ron Jarmin to Join Latino Leaders for Census 2020 Discussion at NALEO 35th Annual Conference in Phoenix

June 11, 2018
NALEO U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Community Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census 2020

April 16, 2018
NALEO Educational Fund to Host Briefing on “The State of Census 2020 for Latinos” in Nation’s Capital Next Week

March 26, 2018
NALEO Educational Fund Vows to Fight Against Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

January 25, 2018
NALEO Educational Fund Dismayed by OMB Decision on Census 2020 Race and Ethnicity Questions

January 5, 2018
NALEO Educational Fund Strongly Opposes Department of Justice Request to Add Citizenship Question to Census 2020

November 21, 2017
NALEO Educational Fund Deeply Concerned by Potential Politicization of U.S. Census Bureau through Top Level Appointment

September 12, 2017
New Amendment Could Put Census 2020 in Greater Jeopardy

July 13, 2017
New Changes Announced by U.S. Census Bureau Put Fair and Accurate Census 2020 at Risk

June 12, 2017
Census Bureau Proposed Combined Race and Ethnicity Question Offers Best Option for Improving Data on Latinos

May 10, 2017
NALEO Educational Fund Responds to Resignation of U.S. Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson

March 28, 2017
Press Call Briefing: 2020 Census At Risk as Funding and Operational Decisions Loom

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The Invisible Ones: How Latino Children Are Left Out of Our Nation’s Census Count

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Elected Official Resources

Complete Count Committee Guide for Elected Officials

Template for resolutions in support of an accurate 2020 Census
Local outreach, assistance and promotion

Template for resolutions in support of an accurate 2020 Census
Oppose the citizenship question

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Community Resources

What is the Census? Census 101


Que es el censo? Introducción al censo


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For California’s sake, the 2020 Census needs to be rescued
The Sacramento Bee

Questioning Californians’ citizenship is no way to conduct an accurate census
Los Angeles Times

Florida set to lose out on millions if census citizenship question stands

A citizenship question will lead to an inaccurate census count in 2020
San Diego Union Tribune

The Census is Too Important to Risk the Addition of a Citizenship Question
ACS Blog

Race in America is changing; Census Bureau must catch up
The Hill

2020 Census will be a disaster for California without more money
San Jose Mercury News

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